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Old 04-21-2003, 06:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone noticed that the new Mozilla is quite a bit slower then the previous version. I was just carious to see if anyone else had noticed, or am I the only one that seems to be having this problem? if you really call it a problem.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 07:15 PM   #2
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I hadnt noticed anything.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 07:15 PM   #3
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If you find Mozilla slow, and I do, then switch to Phoenix(soon to be Firebird). Its fast and looks pretty good too. It just doesn't have all those extra options that Mozilla does. Download a nightly build.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 07:20 PM   #4
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Crash,

I will try that thanks
 
Old 04-21-2003, 08:48 PM   #5
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I went to the Phoenix site and found they were calling it "Phallus"! Wondered if it was an April Fool's joke.

Anyway had thought to download but some of the instructions are a bit hard for me a newbie - such as "Just create user.js in your profile folder. How does one do this?

I have now finally downloaded Opera and going to try that.

Cheers
Rose
 
Old 04-21-2003, 10:20 PM   #6
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Tried Phoenix and I like it much better it is quite a bit faster. Thanks for your input guys
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:35 PM   #7
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I'm still using old trusty Mozilla 1.3 on my SuSE 8.2 :-(

Is Phoenix much superior than Mozilla?
 
Old 04-22-2003, 12:11 AM   #8
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I'm still using old trusty Mozilla 1.3 on my SuSE 8.2 :-(

Is Phoenix much superior than Mozilla?
And does it include mail - I can't remember now what I read at the Phoenix site. Will take another look.

Cheers
Rose
 
Old 04-22-2003, 03:44 AM   #9
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I tried Phoenix and found it about the same a mozilla. So I must be lucky with my system then.
I also tried Opera, and it was lsightly faster than mozilla but the fonts never looked that good (both anti and aliased).
 
Old 04-22-2003, 05:24 AM   #10
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And does it include mail
Phoenix itself doesn't have a mail client. It's not a package of different programs like mozilla is. Just download Minotaur then. It looks just the same as the Mozilla mail client.
 
Old 04-22-2003, 05:35 AM   #11
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Re: New release of Mozilla

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Has anyone noticed that the new Mozilla is quite a bit slower then the previous version.
I'm not sure about the differences between the new and old version, but the difference between the Mozilla packaged with my distro and a fresh download of Mozilla compiled with gcc optimizing quite heavily was remarkable. It might be worth rebuilding from source and optimizing for your architecture.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 04-22-2003, 07:27 AM   #12
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Phoenix itself doesn't have a mail client. It's not a package of different programs like mozilla is. Just download Minotaur then. It looks just the same as the Mozilla mail client.

Hmmm - and as a complete newbie to Linux I am left with trying make sense of the install instructions ... for phoenix

the mail thing is not important, just convenient to me to have in browser

Cheers
Rose
 
Old 04-22-2003, 07:27 PM   #13
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I tryed recompiling Mozilla and I did see some inprovement on my one machine, but on the other Phoenix still ran much faster, with very little diference between the two.

Thanks Jamie for the Idea I dont know why I nerver thought of that Mozilla is running like a champ now on my Desktop. Still working at getting to run as well on my laptop
 
Old 04-23-2003, 08:19 AM   #14
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I see the mozilla version installed by default in RedHat is 1.0.1, and that there is a stable release 1.3. Presumably it is in my interests to download this.

I see issues about installing binaries in directories where there already binaries. What do I need to do to avoid this. I am new to command line, so need simple instructions. Thanks.

Also downloaded phoenix but don't know how to complete the install. I have located the file "phoenix-0.5-i586-pc-linux-gnu" in my /home/rose/downloads directory. I tired ./configure based on instructions I printed from here, but get told no such file or directory. Any help welcome - thanks
Rose
 
Old 04-23-2003, 08:39 AM   #15
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...I have located the file "phoenix-0.5-i586-pc-linux-gnu" in my /home/rose/downloads directory. I tired ./configure based on instructions I printed from here, but get told no such file or directory. Any help welcome - thanks
Rose
Just making sure - you have untarred/zipped it and cd'ed to the directory before running ./configure, right? If you have, try running 'make' without the ./configure - some people aren't using configure anymore.
 
  


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